Martha the Dog Speaks and Kids Listen

02/26/2009 at 05:00 PM ET

Martha, a curious, chatty mutt who learned to speak when she ate a bowl of alphabet soup in a popular series of kids books, is now teaching kids to use big words in a weekday PBS KIDS cartoon Martha Speaks. “The dog just keeps on talking,” says author Susan Meddaugh, who spoke to PEOPLE Pets from her “bedogged” Massachusetts home she shares with three canines.

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j on

It’s on at the perfect time for my daughter – from just after she’s up and dressed til before she has to leave for preschool. She loves the show and she always leaves for school in a great mood – thank you Martha!

JB on

My 6 year old loves this show. I admit, I do watch it with her. Its very cute and I love that my daughter picks up on the ‘big words’ and is incorporating them into her daily vocabulary.

Go martha!

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